Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mindanao solons vow to stop govt power plan

MANILA — Mindanao and leftist lawmakers vowed Friday that not even the government threat of massive blackouts would break their resolve to reject the Aquino administration’s plan to privatize the Agus-Pulangui hydro-electric

PH to China: Face ‘wrath or displeasure’ over sea row

MANILA  – China risks facing the “wrath or displeasure of the international legal community” if it refuses to abide by a decision of the United Nations (UN) international tribunal on the West

Malaysia eyes security ties with PH

MANILA — Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak is seeking a security hotline with the Philippines, a year after clashes between authorities and Filipino Muslims claiming sovereignty over Sabah state resulted to the

Human rights violations continue in PH — US report

MANILA — Although Manila continues to uphold fundamental freedoms, not much has changed with regard to addressing human rights problems in the Philippines, four years into the administration of President Benigno S.

Wary Bataan fishermen steer clear of Panatag

MARIVELES, Bataan — Lugie Bagani has not returned to fish at the Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Reef) for a month now, or since Chinese vessels drove away Filipino fishermen using water cannon. “We

UN relief chief revisits Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA — The UN secretary general for humanitarian affairs said Wednesday that more needs to be done to help the victims of typhoon Yolanda, and just before she flew to Guian and